More proof that sending your children to public schools is child abuse:

Greg Schiller, a science teacher at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, was suspended in February, the same month the students entered their projects in the competition.

KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen reported one of the entries was an air cannon and the other was an electromagnetic coil gun, which freshman Asa Ferguson submitted and was later confiscated.

“It has appliances in roller coasters and spaceships. It’s been theorized to be able to launch spaceships in space for cheaper,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson believes the word “gun” caused his project to be pulled.

“I think that if I had said it was an electromagnetic propulsion system it would not have been taken out,” he said.

Hard to believe that the U.S. lags behind other countries in science education.